Body & Soul
Body & Soul is Ireland’s longest-running independent festival, now entering its 13th year at Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath. Boutique, unique and carefully curated, Body & Soul is equal parts damn fine party and restorative escape.
Where & When?
Body & Soul Festival 2023 will take place on the Summer Solstice Weekend, 16 – 18 June at Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath, Ireland.
I’ll be driving to Body & Soul, what do I need to know?
If you’re planning on driving to Body & Soul, we hope you carpool and bring as many people with you! There will be dedicated parking on-site for attendees who are carpooling.
Should I follow Sat Nav to the festival?
Do not follow sat nav devices. Please follow the festival signage.
All ticket holders should enter through gate A, accessible from the L5525.
Please note: All ticket holders will be sent arrival information 5 days prior to the event.
I want to take the bus to Body & Soul, what are my options?
We are delighted to announce Expressway will be providing services to-and-from Body & Soul in Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath on the weekend 16th to 19th of June 2023.
Buses will be operating from: Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick.
Fares from €30 single or €45 return.
Is there a shuttle bus from Mullingar train station to the festival?
Yes. There is a shuttle bus service from Mullingar train station to Body & Soul and from Body & Soul to Mullingar also across the festival weekend.
Journey time is 40 minutes and costs €15 per way. Please see the schedule below.
Car Park / Wristbanding / Arenas
Carpark Arrivals Open: Friday: 12pm–11pm, Saturday: 10am–10pm, Sunday: 10am–6pm, Monday: No entry, closes 2pm.
Campsites Open: 1pm Friday until Monday 1pm
Arena Opening Times: Friday: 3.30pm, Saturday: 10.30am, Sunday: at 10.30am.
Arena Closing Times: Friday: 2am @ Main Stage / Ancillary Entertainment @ 4am, Saturday 2am @ Main Stage / Ancillary Entertainment @ 4am, Sunday Midnight @ Main Stage / Ancillary Entertainment: 2am
Sanctuary Opening Hours: Friday: 6pm–9pm. Saturday/Sunday: 11am–8pm
Box-office & Wristbanding
Friday: 16th 12pm–10pm
Saturday: 17th 10am–10pm
Sunday: 18th 10am–6pm
Please note: Entry to the festival is not permitted outside of these times.
How much are tickets and where can I buy them?
We operate a tier system for tickets ranging from €189 (Early Birds) to €249 (Tier 3) for Leave No Trace Weekend camping tickets.
They are available through our website here. Payment plans are also available.
Tier 3 @ €249.00 + service charge
Tier 2 @ €239.00 + service charge (SOLD OUT)
Tier 1 @ €219.00 + service charge (SOLD OUT)
Early Birds @ €189 + service charge (SOLD OUT)
Camper Vans @ €95 + service charge
Team Tickets @ €1245 + service charge (buy six for the price of five)
*Child ticket add on @ €35 per child + service charge
*Up to 2 x Children under the age of 13 are permitted to enter the festival with each adult ticket holder.
Can I camp with a Sunday ticket?
Unfortunately not. Sunday is a day ticket only – therefore camping is not allowed. Only those with a weekend ticket can camp.
Sunday tickets are however valid for the full Sunday programme, including our closing party that night
There are buses from Body & Soul to Dublin, and shuttles to Mullingar on Sunday night for those who don’t wish to drive. Please see the travel section of our FAQs.
How many tickets will be sold in 2023?
To ensure an absolutely exceptional meticulously curated experience for you, we’re limiting weekend tickets to 5,000 for 2023 only.
Will day tickets be available?
For all ticketing enquiries please contact:
For other non-ticketing related enquiries please review our FAQ. If the FAQ’s don’t answer your question, please contact us via direct message on our Facebook page @BodyandSoulIreland
I have questions about my ticket. What should I do?
Please email email@example.com for support with your ticket.
I can’t go anymore, can I get a refund?
All tickets are non-refundable.
What about if I want to give my ticket to a friend?
You can transfer a ticket to a friend by logging into your Ticketbooth account and paying a name change fee.
We require that the correct name is on your ticket in order to enter the festival.
I want to bring my child, do they need a ticket?
Up to 2 x Children under the age of 13 are permitted to enter the festival with each adult ticket holder. Each child must have a child ticket for entry.
In 2022 – we focused our attention in redefining our festival format to offer a more premium and intimate festival offering, and delivering an unparalleled festival experience. We are now ready to welcome families back to Body & Soul in 2023.
We will have a camping area dedicated to families in the Leave No Trace Campsite. There will be family friendly activities dotted throughout the festival grounds.
Do I need a ticket for my Campervan?
Yes, you just need a campervan add-on but these tickets are now sold out for Body & Soul 2023.
Can I camp with my car?
No, tents are not allowed next to cars for safety reasons.
Map & Stage Timetables
The stage timetables for our amazing line-up of musicians, talks, workshops, performances, rituals and surprises, plus the map of our reimagined festival grounds at Body & Soul is available here.
What is the age policy for Body & Soul?
Body & Soul is strictly over 21’s.
Photo ID will be required
Are children allowed to attend?
Children under 13 are welcome to attend as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Find more info about tickets for children here.
Will I have to show proof of vaccination at Body & Soul 2023?
We’ll continue to follow all HSE guidelines in place at the time of the event.
What can I expect at Body & Soul 2023?
Body & Soul is a haven for experienced partiers, late-night revellers, discerning creatives, nature lovers, peace seekers and anyone looking for a tastemaking, boutique affair.
Body & Soul observes principles of harm reduction, consent culture, inclusivity and equity.
What is the Leave No Trace Weekend Pass?
The Leave No Trace Weekend Pass gives you access to the ‘green campsite’ for conscious campers. It’s where the soundest people camp, basically, leaving the trashed-tent wastelands of yesteryear in the dust.
As part of our commitment towards becoming a circular festival model, we have increased our Leave No Trace Campsite from 15% capacity in 2014, to 50% by 2019 and 75% of our attendees by 2022. We are expanding this to 100% of our capacity in 2023.
Leave No Trace Campsite ticket holders commit to a Leave No Trace policy while at Body & Soul. This means you commit to camping in our conscientious Campsite, bringing all of your camping gear home with you, and separating your rubbish while at the festival.
The only thing you have to do? Pack out what you pack in. And recycle your waste.
We try our best to accommodate everyone, it is important to note Body & Soul is a greenfield site and can be difficult to navigate in certain areas. Weather can have a major impact on the areas also.
There is a hard-standing walkway from the Body and Soul entrance up to the main arena, from here there is a 20-metre walk through the field to our main stage access camping viewing platform. From here you will be able to access the walled gardens and woodlands area.
There are also some marquees and sheltered areas, but weather and ground conditions are variable so please consider this when purchasing tickets.
Please purchase your weekend ticket and if you require access camping please fill out this form. Filling out the application form will be the fastest way to get confirmation.
Note: Applications are now closed
I want to camp in the Boutique Campsite, what are my options?
For our boutique camping lovers – you’re in for an upgrade! We’re moving our Boutique Camping to a stunning new location, enhancing the offering and enticing you into a more premium festival experience.
Boutique Camping options will be available through our camping providers Silk Road and Pitched Perfect. These options are available now.
Please note weekend tickets need to be purchased along with any boutique camping options.
Can I bring my pet?
No, we love pets and this is why we don’t allow them on site.
Can I bring a gazebo?
No, we don’t allow gazebos for health and safety reasons.
I have more ticketing questions that haven’t been answered here. Please help!
You can find more information on frequently asked ticketing questions and helpful how-to’s here.
You can also email Ticket Booth via firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to camp?
No, you can do so if you wish, but you can also come and go from the festival site if you like.
Please note there are only weekend camping and limited day tickets available for Sunday.
Can I park my car beside my tent?
No, vehicles are not permitted into any of the campsites or the campervan area for health and safety reasons.
What about if I have a campervan?
Campervans are permitted into either the campervan area, with a Campervan pass. You’ll need one campervan pass per vehicle and this is required for you to enter your campervan area.
Purchase your Campervan Ticket here.
Can I park a commercial style van (hi-ace, transit, etc.) in the campervan area if I have a campervan pass?
No, sorry. Only proper purpose-built or adapted live-in vehicles will be permitted.
Can I bring extra gas for my car or caravan?
No, no extra gas is permitted onsite for your vehicle and idling is strictly prohibited in all campgrounds.
Can I bring my folding caravan to the festival if I buy a camper van pass?
You can tow and place your caravan in the camper van area, but after placement you would have to move your vehicle to the general car park.
Remember to purchase a camper van pass, as well as your weekend ticket.
What food is on offer at Body & Soul?
Essentially, it’s a kitchen party, the likes of which dreams are made of. We pride ourselves on having a broad range of food options for every taste and desire. This year we also have our Breaking Bread realm which hosts events from some of Ireland’s up-and-coming food stars.
Our Walled Gardens are being overhauled this year, to become a feasting arena for all of your senses. Food traders of all persuasions, craft beer and cocktail bars will be interspersed with a programme of comedy, talks and debate. View our full list of food options here.
We always have plenty of options for vegetarians, vegans, eco-carnivores and those with particular dietary requirements. We release more detailed information on our traders in the run-up to the festival.
Follow us on social media and keep up with our newsletter to find out more.
Can I bring food with me?
Yes! We have designated barbeque areas in our campsites for you to bring your own disposable barbeques and cook away. However, we do not allow gas camping stoves on site for health and safety reasons
Are there bars on site?
Yes! There will be boutique bars serving cocktails, beer, wine, champagne and cider throughout the site. Stay tuned for the announcements for each bar!
Can I bring my own alcohol?
Each individual is permitted to bring the below amount of alcohol for personal use, provided it isn’t in glass containers. Decant your spirits and wine into reusable bottles before you arrive!
Please do not bring any single-use plastic bottles to the festival and drink responsibly.
Alcohol can be brought onto the site at time of first entry only. There is no re-entry with alcohol once wristbanded.
EACH INDIVIDUAL IS PERMITTED:
24 X 500 ml cans of beer or cider
1 X 750ml bottle of spirits
1 litre wine box
NOTE: No alcohol permitted on Sunday day passes.
- This applies to all ticket holders, performers and event staff.
- You will be checked at point of wrist-banding.
- Absolutely no re-entry with alcohol once wrist-banded.
- Sunday ticket holders are not permitted to bring any alcohol – it will be confiscated at the point of wrist-banding.
You will be checked at the point of wrist-banding.
Absolutely no re-entry with alcohol once wristbanded.
Sunday ticket holders are not permitted to bring any alcohol – it will be confiscated at the point of wrist-banding.
Can I bring my alcohol with me into the arena?
You can bring the personal limit of alcohol that you brought to the festival into the campsites and main arena (only)
- There will be no further searches once you have been admitted to the festival – search is at point of entry only.
- Liquids of any sort, alcoholic or non-alcoholic, can be brought into the main area (only).
- No glass containers are permitted on site whatsoever. Please ensure you have decanted your alcohol into a stainless steel or reusable bottle prior to arriving to the festival.
- Please do not bring any single-use plastic bottles to the festival.
- There are free water points throughout the site.
- Please do not bring any single-use plastic bottles to the festival.”
- Sunday ticket holders are not permitted to bring alcohol into the festival site.
There will be no further searches once you have been admitted to the festival – search is at point of entry only.
Liquids of any sort, alcoholic or non-alcoholic, can be brought wherever you wish.
No glass containers are permitted on site whatsoever. Please ensure you have decanted your alcohol into a stainless steel or reusable bottle prior to arriving to the festival.
Please do not bring any single-use plastic bottles to the festival.
There are free water points throughout the site.
Please do not bring any single-use plastic bottles to the festival.
Sunday ticket holders are not permitted to bring alcohol into the festival site.
Will there be places to refill my water bottle on site?
Yes, and we recommend it! We will also have water in recyclable and refillable vessels for sale.
Can I bring non-alcoholic beverages with me?
Yes, provided they are sealed. We will have water for sale throughout the site in 100% recyclable cartons.
We will also have water refilling stations & highly encourage you to bring along a stainless steel bottle.
Will there be ATM’s available?
No. We operate a cashless system via our bars and traders. However we do have 2 bars on-site that also take cash and several traders who offer both cashless and cash options.
Are there showers available?
Yes! More information about showers will be available shortly.
Can I charge my phone onsite?
Yes! There will be charging facilities in the main arena and campsite.
Are there medics onsite?
Yes – we have a dedicated medic tent in the campsite that is open 24-7 over the course of the weekend.
Prohibited Items & Activities
The safety and well-being of our attendees is at the forefront of our priorities. Stringent searches will be conducted upon entry to the festival. Anyone found carrying illicit items will have them confiscated and may be removed from the festival and passed over to the Garda as a result.
Illicit and illegal items include:
- Illegal substances
- Unauthorized vending or selling of any products
- Glass of any kind except handheld mirrors under 12″x12″.
- Standup mirrors.
- Glass vape juice bottles, plastic only.
- Glass lighting. Plastic tipped Christmas-style lights OK.
- Sound systems
- Weapons of any kind
- Pepper Spray or Mace
- Generators (RV onboard generators OK, no external)
- Tanks of compressed air, helium, nitrous, etc.
- Aerosol products/cans except Sunscreen and Bug Spray
- Fireworks or any kind of explosives
- Gas or Diesel
- Tiki Torches / Candles
- Animals of any kind
- Golf carts, dune buggies, segways, off-road motorcycles
- Bad Attitudes
What wellbeing options are available at Body & Soul?
The Sanctuary area, offering therapies, workshops and immersive experiences, invites you to restore, repair and prepare for the wild night ahead.
There’s still time to reserve Wellness Experiences, Woodfired Sauna & Hot Tubs and Food & Immersive Experiences (including our ‘Feast Over Fire’ dining extravaganza) to make your Body & Soul experience extra special.
Jump in and make your weekend extra decadent – Body & Soul Styie
How do I book an experience at The Sanctuary?
Booking for experiences at The Sanctuary is available now! Check them out here. Please sign up for our mailing list and follow our socials for the announcement.
I purchased a voucher for an experience at the The Sanctuary, how do I redeem it?
Booking for experiences at The Sanctuary will be available online shortly. Please sign up for our mailing list and follow our socials for the announcement.
I want to book in for a hot tub and sauna, how do I do it?
Booking for our spa services are available now! Book your experience here
I have more questions. How do I get in touch?
For all ticketing enquiries please contact:
For other non-ticketing related enquiries please review our FAQ.
If the FAQ’s dont answer your query, please contact us via direct message on our facebook page @BodyandSoulIreland
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